Despite a slow start to the season, Arsenal seem to have got away with it to a certain extent. Apart from Chelsea, none of our main Premier League rivals have really got it together either. So the Gunners have a great chance and all the encouragement needed to step up against Swansea and go into the international break just a point behind the reigning champions Man City.
City were awful today and lucky to get a point at QPR, just as Liverpool have lost it and Man United were lucky to scrape a home win against Crystal Palace. Louis van Gaal and his little boy striker will certainly not be coming to the Emirates with any form or confidence in a couple of weeks time.
Which is why Arsenal need a good performance and the points tomorrow. The performance is almost as important really, because with everyone else floundering, it looks like it is up to us to mount any sort of challenge to Jose Mourinho and Chelsea. At the minute they have no pressure but if Wenger can get the Gunners firing as key injured players like Giroud and Koscielny come back, maybe we can get them looking over their shoulders.
I know we have not been too great ourselves but there are signs and we have the players to get on a roll, just like we did last season. And it seems to me more like a golden opportunity rather than a pressure situation for the players. Now they just need to grab it!
We just need to start with hree points tomorrow…..